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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Aurora is a private university located in Aurora, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,461 undergraduate students. The Aurora acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 53% of students, Aurora alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
About Aurora University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
Website
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Aurora University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,848/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,262/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,940/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,260/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,289/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,348/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,461Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    38%
  • Average
    16%
  • Student-Athlete
    16%
  • Bored
    13%
  • Intelligent
    9%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Terrible. Third rate teachers. Waste of money.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.62 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    64%
  • Relaxed
    19%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    8%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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AU wasn’t my 1st option school.. or even my 10th. Actually, I was so anti-AU that I was considering every other school, even super religious ones (which is interesting b/c I'm not very religious). AU didn't fit my perception of what college is supposed to be like; a big school in warm weather & far away from home. Well, PLOT TWIST! I chose AU b/c it's affordable. After my 1st week of classes, I let really myself experience the school -- w/o any judgements. The moment I started identifying all the positives at AU was the moment I started to love this university. The campus is gorgeous & well maintained, the staff goes above & beyond to help students, the community is so welcoming, & student-life is thriving. Everyone here is truly amazing! After having completed 1 semester here & getting involved in all that my schedule prevails, I have no regrets on choosing this university as the one to complete my degree at. I love the atmosphere, the education offered, & all the opportunities! :)
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This college offers a variety of minors and majors! It has an amazing social work program. There are tons of extra curricular activities. The professors care about students, and class sizes are awesome!
I absolutely LOVE Aurora University. Everyone I met with at AU from start to finish has helped me achieve my goals. Now I am graduating in 5 months, and I have incredible knowledge on my career path. Professors from AU even helped me get an internship right away! Best school to go to!